STEARNS COUNTY – Recent heavy rains have triggered a no-wake restriction on area lakes. Stearns County Sherriff Steve Soyka says ordinance 534 has been triggered on the following lakes:

  • Grass Lake
  • Clearwater Lake
  • Augusta Lake
  • Carolina Lake
  • Lake Maria
  • Lake Louisa.

Ordinance 534 places a no-wake restriction within 300 feet of shore.

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In addition, an emergency no-wake zone has been posted for the following lakes:

  • Carnelian
  • Beaver
  • Two Rivers
  • The entire Sauk River Chain of Lakes in the Richmond and Cold Spring area.

The emergency zone restricts boating speeds and places a no-wake zone within 300 feet of the shore.

Sherriff Soyka says boaters should be aware of changing conditions and the possibility of submerged docks due to the high waters.

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